An arts program to improve medical student attitudes toward persons with dementia
Arts-based activities may improve medical student attitudes toward persons living with dementia (PLWD) by facilitating relationships around remaining strengths, capacities, and personhood.1 However, research on co-creation of artwork through evidence-based programs is needed. We evaluated student participation in a standardized, nursing home-based program called Opening Minds through Art (OMA). Since 2007, over 2000 undergraduates have been trained in OMA, with research showing positive impact on students' attitudes toward PLWD.2,3 Therefore, we hypothesized that medical students would experience increased dementia knowledge, comfort, and “liking” of older adults (i.e., “allophilia”) compared to controls.
|Work Title||An arts program to improve medical student attitudes toward persons with dementia|
|License||In Copyright (Rights Reserved)|
|Publication Date||August 1, 2021|
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|Deposited||November 17, 2021|
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